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Digest of Education Statistics: 2006
Digest of Education Statistics: 2006

NCES 2007-017
July 2007


Table 120. Percentage of students at or above selected geography achievement levels, by grade level and selected student characteristics: 2001 
Selected student characteristic Percentage of 4th-graders Percentage of 8th-graders Percentage of 12th-graders
Below basic At or above basic At or above proficient At advanced Below basic At or above basic At or above proficient At advanced Below basic At or above basic At or above proficient At advanced
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
All students 26 (1.2) 74 (1.2) 21 (1.0) 2 (0.3) 26 (0.9) 74 (0.9) 30 (1.2) 4 (0.6) 29 (0.9) 71 (0.9) 25 (1.1) 1 (0.3)
Sex                                                
Male 25 (1.3) 75 (1.3) 24 (1.4) 3 (0.5) 25 (1.0) 75 (1.0) 33 (1.5) 5 (0.7) 27 (1.1) 73 (1.1) 28 (1.5) 2 (0.4)
Female 28 (1.6) 72 (1.6) 18 (1.1) 1 (0.4) 27 (1.2) 73 (1.2) 26 (1.4) 3 (0.6) 30 (1.0) 70 (1.0) 21 (1.0) 1 (0.3)
                                                 
Race/ethnicity                                                
White 13 (1.3) 87 (1.3) 29 (1.5) 3 (0.5) 14 (0.9) 86 (0.9) 39 (1.7) 5 (0.8) 19 (0.9) 81 (0.9) 31 (1.4) 2 (0.4)
Black 56 (2.1) 44 (2.1) 5 (0.9) # (†) 60 (2.3) 40 (2.3) 6 (0.8) # (†) 65 (2.3) 35 (2.3) 4 (0.7) # (†)
Hispanic 51 (3.0) 49 (3.0) 6 (1.0) # (†) 52 (1.9) 48 (1.9) 10 (1.0) 1 (0.2) 48 (2.6) 52 (2.6) 10 (1.4) # (†)
Asian/Pacific Islander 23 (3.4) 77 (3.4) 25 (3.0) 1 (0.9) 21 (3.4) 79 (3.4) 32 (3.2) 4 (1.8) 28 (4.3) 72 (4.3) 26 (4.7) 1 (0.7)
                                                 
Free/reduced-price lunch eligibility                                                
Eligible 49 (2.2) 51 (2.2) 6 (0.9) # (†) 50 (1.8) 50 (1.8) 11 (1.2) 1 (0.3) 49 (2.3) 51 (2.3) 11 (1.6) # (†)
Not eligible 14 (1.1) 86 (1.1) 29 (1.5) 3 (0.6) 17 (0.9) 83 (0.9) 37 (1.7) 5 (0.8) 25 (1.2) 75 (1.2) 26 (1.6) 1 (0.4)
Not available 16 (2.5) 84 (2.5) 27 (3.2) 3 (0.8) 21 (2.1) 79 (2.1) 33 (2.5) 4 (0.9) 24 (2.0) 76 (2.0) 31 (2.1) 2 (0.4)
                                                 
Region                                                
Northeast 22 (3.7) 78 (3.7) 24 (2.2) 3 (0.9) 22 (2.5) 78 (2.5) 34 (3.3) 4 (1.3) 29 (2.3) 71 (2.3) 26 (4.1) 2 (1.1)
Southeast 28 (2.5) 72 (2.5) 18 (1.9) 1 (0.6) 27 (2.4) 73 (2.4) 26 (1.6) 3 (0.6) 33 (1.6) 67 (1.6) 21 (1.3) 1 (0.3)
Central 18 (1.7) 82 (1.7) 30 (2.5) 3 (0.7) 18 (2.3) 82 (2.3) 38 (3.7) 6 (1.3) 24 (1.8) 76 (1.8) 28 (1.9) 1 (0.5)
West 34 (2.7) 66 (2.7) 14 (1.7) 1 (0.3) 34 (1.7) 66 (1.7) 23 (1.7) 2 (0.6) 30 (1.9) 70 (1.9) 23 (1.8) 1 (0.4)
† Not applicable.
# Rounds to zero.
NOTE: Includes public and private schools. Excludes students unable to be tested due to limited proficiency in English or due to a disability (and the accommodations provided were not sufficient to enable the test to properly reflect the students' profi­ciency in geography). Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic origin. Totals include other racial/ethnic groups not shown separately. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding. Standard errors appear in parentheses.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), The Nation's Report Card: Geography 2001. (This table was prepared July 2002.)